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June 26, 2015 8:20 PM

Small Spaces. Big Ideas tagged “Artist”

Always judge a book by its cover.  Not a typo. I do judge a book by its cover. I love books. And, there's nothing I like more than a gorgeous book cover. Small spaces with great design turns my crank.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 21, 2015 7:39 AM

The Art Of LEGO tagged “Artist”

"What do you want to do for a living?" All of us grapple with who we have become. The work that we do defines us. As a parent, this is the question that we most fantasize about. As an adult, this... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 18, 201411:02 PM

The Point Of Creativity In Business tagged “Artist”

The point of creativity in business is to tell and/or sell. For some reason, the statement above is seen (by many) as some kind of defamation of creativity. A bastardization of the what art is. The proverbial selling of the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 2, 201411:00 PM

Music As Your Therapy And Your Inspiration tagged “Artist”

What music is on your iPhone? I often (half-jokingly) tell people that if something should happen to me, I'm worried that my playlists will be discovered on my iPhone, and that I will be made fun of. I love very... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 12, 2014 5:17 PM

History Predicted It... We're All Cyberpunks Now tagged “Artist”

How much of you is technology... how much of you is human? No idea how this came across my radar, but - like you - I often find myself (late at night) deep down in the YouTube rabbit hole. There... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 5, 201411:49 PM

Want Great Content? Get Better At Conducting Interviews tagged “Artist”

You see a lot of content. I see a lot of content. Here's a real scenario: an author comes out with a new business book and they do the rounds online. Sadly, what we're all subjected to, is the same... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 31, 2014 8:11 PM

Hacking Art Education And The Creative Experience tagged “Artist”

Is an education worth it? Is an education in art school worth it? There are many marketers that have (or are even thinking about) art education. It will not be news to anyone, that most students leave college in tremendous... Read more

By Mitch Joel

September 12, 2013 7:30 PM

If You Have Ever Been Rejected... Be Like Bono tagged “Artist”

The letter read... "Thank you for submitting your tape of 'U2' to RSO, we have listened with careful consideration, but feel it is not suitable for us at present. We wish you luck with your future career." They were kind... Read more

By Mitch Joel

February 26, 2013 4:34 PM

Learning How To Jam tagged “Artist”

Let the tape roll and see what happens. One of the most important lessons that I learned from my days in the music industry (which was a long, long time ago) is that artists - true artists - don't like... Read more

By Mitch Joel

February 23, 2013 8:01 AM

The Filter, The Advisor And Your Personal Advisory Board tagged “Artist”

What would Malcolm Gladwell do? One of the easiest ways to guide my professional and community life has been to find and build my own, personal, advisory board. But, here's the thing: the people who are on this highly personal... Read more

By Mitch Joel

January 31, 2013 4:25 PM

On Death And Dying Brands tagged “Artist”

The new art of branding. How many painters do you know in your city or town? Not the kind with dropsheets and white overalls who will refresh your old basement bathroom with a splashy buckland blue over a long weekend,... Read more

By Mitch Joel

August 3, 2012 3:43 PM

The Finish Line tagged “Artist”

If I only had a few more hours... or a couple of more days... How long does a creative idea take? I was on a very long flight overseas last week and managed to watch a documentary about the rock... Read more

By Mitch Joel

July 20, 2012 2:40 PM

Brands Need To Think Like Artists tagged “Artist”

It's amazing how content finds you, isn't it? Brands feel the need to impress. They do this by trying to create something grand that people will like. If it clicks, if it works, they lather, rinse and repeat. There's a... Read more

By Mitch Joel

July 4, 201210:08 PM

Independence. Forever. tagged “Artist”

Happy Fourth Of July. I have a soft spot for any day that celebrates independence. This blog is about independence. Brands (can) have independence now. It's powerful. It's big. It's not going to change. It's going to be a lot... Read more

By Mitch Joel

June 25, 2012 4:07 PM

The Creative Push tagged “Artist”

When does creativity strike? I struggle with this concept on a daily basis. An old friend of mine is a creative copywriter. I remember back when we were in university how consumed he was with great advertising creative. At the... Read more

By Mitch Joel

April 26, 2012 2:21 PM

Dear Seth Godin tagged “Artist”

Dear Seth, It was great to see you this week at The Art of Marketing event in Chicago. You're not only kind with the audience, but you're kind with your time and it's always a pleasure to both see you... Read more

By Mitch Joel

January 13, 2012 3:04 PM

The Power Of Being Vulnerable tagged “Artist”

When you're vulnerable people connect more to whatever it is that you're doing. If we're going to talk about the work that we do as a form of art (as I believe it is - much in the same way,... Read more

By Mitch Joel

December 22, 2011 8:24 PM

The Value Of Focus tagged “Artist”

"When do you have time for all of the things that you do?" How often do you get asked this, exact, question? People who seem to be doing a lot of things often get asked this question. It is the... Read more

By Mitch Joel

August 10, 201110:10 PM

Don't Forget About Marketing tagged “Artist”

It's commonplace to hear non-Marketers give advice like "forget about marketing" to up and coming businesses. This is a big mistake. This is a stupid mistake. This is advice being given by people who don't even know and/or understand what... Read more

By Mitch Joel

April 1, 201110:45 PM

A Work Of Cinematic Proportions tagged “Artist”

How often do you really (and truly) push yourself? On my flight home from the Media Bistro Socialize event in New York City yesterday, I watched an in-flight documentary on the making of the album, The Joshua Tree, by U2. I'm... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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